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Do you want to cleanse or detoxify your body? If so, you will likely turn to the internet. Aside from the Master Cleanse, water fasting is a popular detox diet approach. However, many find it difficult, if not impossible. If you are looking for similar results, but with a much easier approach, you should try a juice fast.
So, what makes a juice fast a great way to detoxify your body?
1 – Your Options
First and foremost, it is important to know that you cannot consume any type of juice. The purpose of a detox is to cleanse your body and expel toxins that have accumulated throughout the years. You cannot successfully do this if you continue to consume juices with unnatural additives. For that reason, only consume organic or all-natural juice. With that said, you still have many options.
All-natural juices are sold in many grocery stores. Look for a label that states the product is certified organic. This is proof that you are drinking a 100% all natural juice. For an easier approach, shop at a specialty organic food store, where all food and drinks are natural.
2 – You Can Make Your Own
As previously stated, all-natural, organic juice is available for sale in the United States. You can also make your own. All that you need is a collection of fruits and vegetables and a juicer. Although a juicer will cost money, on average between $50 and $200, it will be well worth the investment. During a 5-day body detox, you can easily benefit from your purchase. Plus, it is a home appliance that can be used again or later resold.
3 – Taste
Ask anyone who has tried water fasting or the Master Cleanse and one of their number one complaints will be taste. With water fasting, there is no taste. You may find yourself craving some type of flavor. Yes, this craving will likely pass, but it may seem unbearable. If you enjoy good tasting foods and drinks, a juice fast is a better option for you. In fact, that is another benefit to buying a juicer, as you can experiment with flavors to create your own unique blend of all-natural fruit or vegetable juices.
4 – Nutrients
The Master Cleanse involves cayenne pepper and grade B maple syrup. These two items help to give you some nutrients, although small. On the other hand, you will receive no nutrients when on a water fast. That is why extended detoxification is advised against. With juice fasting, you do not have this problem. You will still receive nutrients that the body needs to stay health. For that reason, you will not only feel an improvement at the conclusion of your detox diet, but during it as well.
5 – Weight Loss
Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of believing that you cannot lose weight while on a juice diet. This is not true. When on a juice fast, you eliminate solid foods. That allow will reduce your calorie intake and help you shed the pounds. Yes, you may not lose as much weight on a juice fast as you would fasting on water, but you will notice a difference. Even still, a juice fast is recommended for improvement of overall health and wellbeing; it should not be used only as a weight loss plan.
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